Battle Station was severely tested and still came away a winner in the $100,000 Rego Park S. over a sloppy racetrack on Feb. 11 at Aqueduct.
The 3-year-old son of Warrior's Reward has now won three of six starts, including the $150,000 Bertram Bomgard S. at Belmont Park as a 2-year-old.
Warrior's Reward has gotten off to excellent start in 2018, with three stakes winners and 20 overall winners already this year.
In the six-furlong Rego Park, Battle Station was head-to-head with Stoney Bennett for the first half-mile. Soon as he put that foe away, Morning Breez was at his throat. Those two were locked head-to-head the rest of the trip. Morning Breez forged to the lead with a sixteenth to go, but Battle Station came back and got the win by a neck in a supremely game effort.
Battle Station has now picked up $211,334 for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Congratulations also go to Landesdown Thoroughbreds, who bred the winner out of Uriel, a sister to graded stakes winner Vestrey Lady.